Born in Bordentown, New Jersey, the artist studied under Thomas Anshutz and Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy (1880-81). He then went to Paris to attend the Académie Julian where he was a student of Bouguereau and Lefebvre, returning to settle in Philadelphia. Prior to moving to England, he sent paintings in to the Paris Salon (1892); for some period in 1894 he painted in the Channel Islands at Sark.
He took up residence in St Ives, Cornwall, and began exhibiting at the Royal Academy, but was living in London by 1899. He contributed a number of illustrations to London periodicals. By 1907 he had returned to live in the United States.
Notified by one of our regular correspondents, one of Waugh's St Ives' paintings of 1907 is being shown on the web (2013) currently:
Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940)
Southwesterly Gale, St. Ives
Oil on canvas
Painter of maritime subjects, landscapes, genre, illustrator
works and access
Works include: The Knight of the Holy Grail (1912); The Swiss Alps (1887); Late Afternoon; Breakers at Floodtide (1909)
I; L (8); RA (12)
misc further info
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p351)
Johnson & Greutzner
C Wood Victorian Painters;